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Klipsch - Reference 5.25" 100W 2-Way Powered Bluetooth Monitors (Pair) - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 240 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speakers for anyone!

    Posted
    LorenzoV

    I was amazed when I had found these Klipsch R-15PM 2-way powered Bluetooth monitor speakers at Best Buy. The two important aspects for me when I was looking for new speakers was versatility and sound quality of course. These speakers definitely have both of those qualities. First off, versatility, because I am a college student I wanted these speakers to be easily transferable from home to school and vice versa, keep in mind that I live in Illinois and it is a six-hour car ride. That being said, the speaker dimensions being 12.5” tall, 12.5” in depth, and 7” wide made it perfect for me to fit in a car with my other things. So, for anyone that would need to occasionally move their speakers, these make that process easy. I also wanted these speakers to be used for multiple purposes two of those being watching television and playing music. These speakers also made that very easy for me and anyone else that likes multi-platform media because they are built with Bluetooth, auxiliary, digital optical, and PC-USB. This means they are able to be used easily with phones, computers, and could also be used to watch television by running an optical cord between them. The sound of these speakers blew me away. I have a pair of older 350-watt, JBL 2-way floor-standing tower speakers and I would say that for the size of these Klipsch speakers they aren’t as loud which is understandable for being less than half the size and 100 watts, but they sure do sound up to par. I feel like I can hear music clearer through these speakers without losing too much volume which I want for parties. The right speaker has a built in 5.25” woofer and the left is just normal. When buying these speakers, I do suggest buying a separate subwoofer as I had bought the Klipsch 10” subwoofer and I cannot believe the difference it made. I would suggest that for all speaker systems though, if you are like me and want more bass to shake the house. The Pros - Very versatile with their small dimensions while having great sound quality - Gives you many ways of connecting whether you are using a phone, computer, or television - Easy setup with only 2 cords needed and both included The Cons - The remote is very small and lacks connectivity at sometimes - May want subwoofer for added bass Overall, I was very happy with my purchase and I would definitely recommend these speakers to anyone else that likes to listen to good quality music or any sound for that matter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Unbiased review- a solid "meh"

    Posted
    Skrutinizr
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Lots of people like to justify their purchase, so of course their choices are always glowing. Likewise, anyone who can't figure out how to use it will proclaim it "junk." That being said- I'm no Klipsch fan aside from their fantastic hand-made high end and vintage speakers. Their new lower end "consumer" level stuff is cranked out in mass quantities in some contracted Chinese factory. To be clear- so are most others in this range, but not all. First off, these have a phono pre-amp which makes them extremely useful now that turntables have made a faddish comeback. Pretty much the reason I tried them. The sound is kind of what I expected from this level of Klipsch- harsh highs, inaccurate representation of the source material. Admittedly, after some serious 'break in' time it got better- slightly. They still have an overly tinny high end and hollow midrange. There are many other choices in a speaker this size that will provide smooth, powerful sound without being fatiguing to listen to. Do NOT mistake these for a near-field monitor... not even close. For near-field use such as computer speakers, audio or video editing etc these would be a terrible choice when manufacturers such as PreSonus make FAR superior sounding speakers for the same or less. I imagine these are aimed at people who want a fancy look, a brand name that is recognized and "real" sound quality is not a priority. These NAIL that application perfectly, and will a great variety of inputs. Looking for sound quality- run away. Looking for aesthetics and a little brand name recognition, these should do. I was planning to return them immediately, but after breaking them in they went from sounding terrible to a solid "meh." At their price, that's not good enough.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceeded my expectations

    Posted
    Michael
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I have owned many Klipsch speakers, including the r-15m passive speakers for $249 which I thought were essentially the same sounding speakers as these but non powered. I was a bit disappointed with the passive version r-15m as they didn't have the crystal clear highs and open midrange I was used to with klipsch. I recently sold my Klipsch RP-260f's in the effort to simplify and downsize my system and chose to buy these r15-pm hoping they would sound better than the passive version I had once before. When I hooked them up and gave them a listen, initially I wasn't impressed, they sounded boxy and muffled. I gave them the day of mid level volume of continuous playback to break them in and they opened up. They now sound miles ahead of the passive version. I have a paradigm subwoofer hooked up and they sound great. I am really amazed that they sound so clear and play so loud without strain. I think a subwoofer is a must to fill out the bottom end. I highly recommend these to anyone who wants a simple high quality stereo sound for the modern age or even classics on vinyl. My only complaint would be the remote. It is small and cramped. An option to buy a higher quality one should be in the works.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect when paired with 12" Sub

    Posted
    Jonm
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    I am VERY HAPPY with these speakers, especially since I attached a Klipsch 12" Subwoofer using the Sub Out plug. They sound AWESOME together. I shake the whole house when playing music from my iPhone. Without the Sub they sound nice, but not enough bass for me. The Right Speaker has an amplifier built in. The Left is just a normal speaker and it comes with a 10 foot Speaker Cable INCLUDED that you run from one speaker to the other in order to get sound to the Left Speaker. The only downside with these speakers (and it's not a big deal) but they automatically turn the volume down each time the power is turned off. But it's well worth the effort of turning them back up since they sound so awesome with that 12" Subwoofer. The salesmen didn't know ANYTHING about these. I learned everything online before purchasing. They even told me they didn't have them in stock until I showed them that their website says they DO. LOL I'm SO GLAD I bought these speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound - Persistent Power Issues

    Posted
    Areatrance
    • My Best Buy® Member

    TL;DR - I love the sound, but initially had issues. I got these speakers (open box) roughly three weeks ago, right out of the box I experienced power issues, they would turn on, but turn off mid-signal. Around the three week mark, they lost the ability to power on at all, though the remote battery was in solid condition and a signal was being sent over USB (which lost connection when these died). Being the technical user I am, I did what I had dreaded doing, taking the amplifier console out of the right speaker - and splicing the wiring to force it into a passive configuration. I would not recommend attempting this unless you are knowledgeable of what you are working with. Regardless, they both function as passive speakers at this point (connected to a Sony STR-DH550 Receiver) and do, in fact sound just as clear over an analog signal from a sound card in my computer. My recommendation is to do one of two things based on this input, you could buy these new, or (preferably, for me) buy the equivalent passive speaker set from Klipsch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Klipsch quality

    Posted
    EliteMember
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Has many good features Phono in W/ground and line in signal amplifier for connecting vinyl player. Bluetooth, aux, digital optical, inputs. Nice selection of inputs. Audio reproduction you can expect from Klipsch. Nice smooth treble. Not muddy mids and bass. It does have a subwoofer out to connect a powered sub. I have very few complaint. I'm very happy we with it. I do have two points I wish we're better. It is labeled "monitors" it does not have a true flat frequency curve. Bass seem too rich to be true flat as well as treble. Also there is small hiss, not really noticeable to use as TV speakers or playing vinyl. True close field monitors have near zero noise while not in use. For this reason cannot be used as true monitors. My only other drawback I'm lowering it's grade for is loudness. I have a pair of monitors two way 5 1/2" on par with audio quality boasting a mere 20 watts per channel. It's louder, more true flat. I only use them in studio. Klipsch missed something on build quality somewhere. Summary great bookshelf speakers, not monitors, awesome connectivity. Great All in one unit with no separate amplifier​. Better than any soundbar any day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Definitely recommend

    Posted
    JBHeights
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I was looking for a versatile solution and considered options from soundbars to component systems. I tried a few things and took them back after being disappointed in sound quality and / or functionality. These sound fantastic! I current use them with a tv (optical) and with Bluetooth music, but plan to add a turntable. A sub would be a good addition but not necessary for a smaller space, and these won't fill the need for a surround system, but for basic music and tv / Netflix use I don't think these can be beat for the price. As a con, I wish quality manufacturers like Klipsch would stop using these terrible little credit card remotes. Also, I hope their next version will have play-fi (multiroom) capability which would really be a plus!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound and very Versatile

    Posted
    Joseph

    I bought these speakers about a year ago. They sound great. I was using an old Sony 400W stereo previously. That stereo is louder, but muddier. These Klipsch speakers are Crystal Clear. I am not kidding, when playing Jazz it sounds like I have a band in the living room. They sound best with my AT-lp120 turntable. I use an external preamp wich to my ears sounds a little better tha the Klipsch. built in preamp. I also listen to Sirius XM over the blue tooth. Sounds better than CDs. These speakers have adequate bass response, but about 6 months ago I purchased a Klipsch 10 inch blue tooth subwoofer. I set it at 80hz crossover. It rounds the sound out nicely. Not overly dramatic, but it gives even more of a live sound. You can rattle the walls with the subwoofer, but that is not what I prefer. This is my main stereo now. My Sony still gets use when I workout in the basement, but I prefer the Klipsch for more serious listening.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good sound, flexible connectivity

    Posted
    James
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    These Klipsch R-15PM powered monitor speakers were just what I was looking for. Frankly, I was surprised to find speakers with this combination of features. I set them up to flank my TV / Tivo / home theater PC setup, and was able to replace the mini-stereo setup I'd used previously (for which I'd had to cobble together connections because it had no optical input for connection to my TV). I agree with many other reviewers when I say that these speakers have very good sound for their compact size... perfect for an apartment setup. You have the option to add a sub-woofer to supplement the decent-but-not-full-throated bass. For me, the combination of Bluetooth, optical, PC-USB, and analog inputs is fantastic, and was a major factor in my purchase. The remote is compact and works well. I'm definitely happy with my choice!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome speakers BUT you must have/get a subwoofer

    Posted
    FreeFlyFreak
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I wanted something with quality sound that was compact, would connect optically from my TV and via bluetooth from my phone, with out buying a separate reciever/amp. This seemed like the perfect set up. I listened to them in the store with and without a sub and was underwhelmed to say the least. Seemed way to bright without the sub, and way too muddy with. Decided to buy them and take them home to check them out. Coupled them to the best sub I ever owned musically, a yst-sw100. Fantastic. Without a quality sub they are blah, too harsh, and bright for my ears. With the sub in the store they were a combination of too bright and too much boom. But in my home with a musical (tight, not boomy) subwoofer, they are perfect. Buy them, but only if you have a good subwoofer or are willing to buy one, otherwise look elsewhere.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound in an all in one package

    Posted
    pjay37
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    If you're contemplating some nice speakers for a reasonable price, you already know Klipsch. They make great quality products and these speakers are no different. I hooked them up to a Chromecast audio along with some other speakers and have a whole house sound system that sounds superior to many other popular options. My complaint and the reason I deducted a star was that whenever the speakers go to sleep after not being used for a while, when they wake back up playing music through my Chromecast the volume always resets to a base level which is too low. So I have to manually adjust the sound using the included controller every time, kind of a bummer considering how great this system is otherwise.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good speakers

    Posted
    Bnjammin23

    I bought a new pair of these when they were on sale for 350. I listened to them in the store thought they sounded pretty good did a bunch of research on all speakers just to make sure there wasn't a cheaper price for these things and there's not unless you go dent and scratch. Easy to hook up. Sounded great for the tv ran into a problem when I use roku I lost sound and I found out you had to change the sound settings with the roku to stereo after that had sound again. The first movie I watched was 300 and I was impressed. Normally I buy something expense and usually feel bad about spending so much but not this time. I am adding a powered sub for more bass because after all they are kinda small speakers. Overall I'm happy with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent sound, really easy to setup

    Posted
    JayE
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I was looking for powered speakers for multi-use in my living room (turntable, bluetooth, etc.). After reading a lot of reviews and testing a few different options, I ended up going with Klipsch. Great decision, very happy with the purchase. They have a rich, warm sound and they look really good. Very easy to switch input between devices, extremely simple to install. If you are looking for a high quality sound in a small/medium room I would definitely recommend. You don't need the sub, the lows on the speaker are pretty solid, unless of course you really want that extra boost.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Klipsch doesn't provide any support

    Posted
    MountainScott
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I'm trying to figure out how to turn OFF the auto power turn off 'feature' but no one knows 1) if you can and 2) if you can, how to do it. I've tried multiple times at Bestbuy: no one knows. I've tried to email and call Klipsch and they simply don't answer the phone. I was in a 'loop' for over 30 minutes waiting for product support with 'only one person ahead of me'.. over and over and over. So, great speakers, but, I can't get a simple question answered so: 1 star. If you want support, forget it. I'm trying to use these with an Amazon echo dot and they keep turning off when I stop the music, and require a 3 step process to turn them back on again (pretty much negating the echo usefulness). I'll be returning these if I don't get an answer soon.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    versatile ... sound good

    Posted
    Punkavenger
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Sounds great when used in conjunction with the DEFINITIVE subwoofer I also bought at Best buy. Great used as computer speakers for a sound system in a bedroom etc. Also cool that you can hook a turntable directly to these speakers without having to have a amp etc. 3 points other buyers might be interested in 1. Speakers are very directional, best used up on speaker stands and pointed towards your listening area. 2. Although they may be turned up loud they distort quite badly at high volume, However, they still can be turned up quite loud (more than loud enough for my needs) and sound good. 3. Great as an auxiliary sound system but dont expect them to sound as good as a traditional high quality sysytem with good amp, speakers etc.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good speakers while on sale

    Posted
    AndyM81
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    I got those speakers on sale and open box. Those are definitely a great deal for 250$. Connected my IMac through USB sound was good for the price and speakers would turn on as soon as computer came on which was nice feature. The horns do hiss quite a bit though when you are 15 inches away from them you hear the hiss when music stops. For 250$ the are worth it not for 500$. I ended up returning those for High Fidelity KEF LS 50 W. That’s different class of speakers so won’t compare them I wanted some more premium sound and willing to spend significantly more for it. So bottom line if you can get those Klipsch speakers for under 300$ those are great deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    laughable

    Posted
    jong
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Connected these to my 70" LG with optical, and use BT for connecting my iOS devices for music - 10 minutes after getting things situated, I pressed the Up Volume button and started laughing as my walls started to shake... maybe my walls are weak - my laughter wasn't weak, though I couldn't hear myself laughing. If nothing goes wrong with these speakers and they continue sounding like this, or even improve, my 5-star review will retain 5 stars. I bought an R-120SW sub at the same time and the combination is thunderously clear. I love the set.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Quality and Easy to pair

    Posted
    maz94protege
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    Needed something for our workout/Peloton room. These were rated well, and with an open-box discount I couldn't be happier! They sound excellent, crystal clear and if you want more bass, you can add an optional stand alone unit. (we will do this soon) Very happy with the purchase, worth every penny. Has Bluetooth, RCA and 3.5mm jack for connectivity. Remote works well. Supplied speaker cable gives enough distance between speakers for larger rooms.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Superior!

    Posted
    FalloutBoy76
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    Upon opening the box, I first noticed a second box inside. I wondered what could be inside. When I opened it, I felt like it was my birthday!!! Every possible cable you could need for these speakers was inside! So now hooking them up and streaming music? Ha! The best sound for streaming music of any bluetooth speakers I have EVER used!! Not too much bass (Goldilocks), not too much treble (Goldilocks) and crisp, voice and instrumentals (Goldilocks). These speakers, in my opinion are totally worth every penny and then some!!! Thank you Klipsch!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Speakers But....

    Posted
    RussJ
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    The Klipsch powered speakers sound great, but I apparently had a bad pair as the passive speaker and the active had issues at times. There were times when sound was only from the left and times when sound only came from the right. It really is disappointing because I really like Klipsch speakers and the audio they produce, but at this price point I expect the produce to function and not have issues less than a week after purchase. I give them a 4 as they are quality speaker when they work and I do understand that production issues arise.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend